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Correcting BB draft

ATONEMENT: We were as shocked as anyone to find that the industry bible, Billboard, had actually made some mistakes in its 9/30 story “2015 Grammy Predictions: Who Are the Early Favorites?” This is the first time we’ve ever noticed errors in this august publication; since they’ve asked us which mistakes we were referring to in our earlier Grammy item, we’re happy to be of service as promptly as possible. This should be seen as a reflection of our abject reverence and undying respect for this most hallowed of all industry trade publications. We ourselves, you’ll recall, recently discussed our own first mistake; we hope to atone for everything tomorrow, just in time to break our Yom Kippur fast.

The article lists John Legend’s “All of Me” as a qualifier for Song of the Year; as it was submitted in last year’s eligibility period it isn’t eligible. The piece also includes Pharrell's "Happy" as a Record of the Year contender, but the original recording was submitted under last year's deadline, making it ineligible this year; a newer live version qualifies for this year's ROTY category. ScHoolboy Q, meanwhile, is not eligible for Best New Artist, because he was nominated last year as a guest on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ album The Heist. U2, which “looks to be a non-factor” according to the article’s opening paragraph, will not only be eligible (having “snuck in under the deadline” with a limited-edition vinyl LP, as the piece notes) but will also, in all likelihood, be very much a factor. (10/2p)

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